I just saw this website today. I am a 47 year old male who lost my engineering job 5 years ago. I attempted to make the best of it by reversing roles with my wife until my only daughter reached school age, but have found that despite the large amount of skills that I have accumulated that no-one in the engineering field wants to hire me for any reason. I am not able to obtain service jobs due to being considered overqualified. I have take some courses to improve my overall skills base, but that has also not changed my situation at all. I am too young to be considered human garbage.. the main thing affecting me is being made to feel superfluous and worthless… all I am doing with my life is washing dishes for my wife and hoping for a better day. And suicide is never far from my thoughts.